motorcycle meaning

EN[ˈmoʊtərˌsaɪkəl] [-oʊtərˌsaɪkəl]
  • A motorcycle (also called a motorbike, bike, moto or cycle) is a two or three wheeled motor vehicle.
  • In 1894, Hildebrand & Wolfmüller became the first series production motorcycle, and the first to be called a motorcycle. In 2012, the three top motorcycle producers globally by volume were Honda, Bajaj Auto, and Hero MotoCorp.
  • Motorcycles are mainly a luxury good in the developed world, where they are used mostly for recreation, as a lifestyle accessory or a symbol of personal identity.
  • According to the United States Department of Transportation the number of fatalities per vehicle mile traveled was 37 times higher for motorcycles than for cars.

    Definition of motorcycle in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmotorcycles
    1. An open-seated motor-powered vehicle with two wheels.
    2. VerbSGmotorcyclesPRmotorcyclingPT, PPmotorcycled
      1. To motor around on a motorcycle; to ride.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Let's crank up the old motorcycle and take it for a spin.
          • The Women's Motorcycle Contingent looked very leathergay, but my "straightdar" went off at a few of the women.
          • A rack of Balmain brings a mind-bending new unattainability to your wardrobe with tumescent shoulder pads (a motorcycle jacket, $8,915) and motocross-style jeans weighing in at an unforgivable $2,915.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
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          Source: Wiktionary

          Meaning of motorcycle for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "motorcycle" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
          Difficultness: Level 6
          Easy     ➨     Difficult
          Definiteness: Level 7
          Definite    ➨     Versatile